On Monday, Meredith wrote a piece for io9 about a producer and writer on Star Trek Into the Darkness coming around to admitting that the scene with actress Alice Eve in her underwear was gratuitous. This morning it was among the featured stories on the Yahoo! homepage and a quick search of Google News shows that more than 210 "legitimate" news outlets have done the story and every one I sampled included the picture.

BTW: Obviously I'm guilty of doing the same thing. She's a very attractive woman and there has to be some value in commenting on the commentary and because the picture is as integral to my story as it was to the posts about its inclusion, it could be argued that everyone's usage of the gratuitous shot is not gratuitous... or something like that... it is a lovely picture.